Dutch Baroque

Odulphus assendelft 1646 emanuel de witte interior of

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Unformatted text preview: me patronage for art going on • - religious paintings were mostly made as decorations for home o ex: Vermeer, Woman with a Balance, 1664 – picture of Last Judgment on the wall in background • - Rembrandt created lots of religious pieces, not for churches, but for home decorations o mostly Old Testament scenes • • Art Market and Themes in Dutch Republic • - most of the paintings were history paintings - Pieter Saendredam, Interior of Church S. Odulphus, Assendelft 1646 - Emanuel de Witte, Interior of the Old Church in Delft, 1650- 2 o big fascination of painting church interiors o were Calvinist churches because inside was plain, no altar (because no Eucharist), more focus on pulpit, no big altarpieces • - common illusionist technique was to paint a painting with a curtain that could cover it • - House of Orange – head of Dutch Republic comes from this, military position o first was William the Silent • - Dutch like portrait paintings as well (like Spanish, etc.) o also did group portraits, were huge • - Dutch also collect paintings, but mostly as decoration o Archduke Leopold Wilhelm in Flanders had a ton; Scipione Borghese o had paintings decorating their walls o different because not just the elite have paintings, general public had art in their home, but not as many as the people above had • - market in Dutch Republic very different, so different types of purchasing and selling o not one on one patronage o Pieter Codde, Art Lovers in a Studio, 1630 vs. Marie de Medici in Rubens’ Studio, by an 18th century artist in Codde’s painting, commoners go to a studio to admire painting, while Rubens- Medici was a 1- 1 relationship • - differences in self- portraits o Rubens, Jordaens show themselves not painting, more royal; Velazquez wants to elevate art, shows himself with higher status; in Dutch one, painter has back turned to audience o Rembrandt created...
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